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miniature bass guitar

Postby p schmidt » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:01 am

hope all is well with everyone... here's what I do when things are slow ...this was probably the hardest, most challenging, and most everything went wrong in one way or another that could and did but I almost got it licked! ( I have to take a break as my neck strained out from bending down working on this!) ...I'll add all the pics and try to explain the process... 'the neck' ..I glued a pice of maple to a piece of walnut and milled it ..the neck has mother of pearl inlays which I also milled, a white 'binding strip' around the neck, 14ky gold 'frets, the tunning gears are s.s gold plated, and the 'Fender 'logo' is recessed and filled in with black nail polish.... 'the body' ..milled in maple.. for the 'sunburst' finish I coverd the body with yellow marker then some red marker and smeared it a little then black marker and put poly coat over it...the rest of the parts were pretty much all milled... the screws I bought from a watch parts supplier, the strings are from a extra fine set of guitar strings ...I made the end tubes for the end of the strings and wrapped red string around the other end... notice the pickups I added little wire posts representing the magnets on them also see the jack where the cable plugs in.... the pickguard is from and old guitar I milled it thinner and then milled to shape... I used my mdx 40 for most of the work and the 15 for a few pieces..I used countour milling for all the parts....I just have to finish putting on the strings and a couple parts. (I'll post the finished pics later)...this is an exact scaleded down version of a '1969' Fender jazz bass that I 'reverse-engineered' then designed everything in Rhino...enjoy!...oh and here's a picture of the real bass..I did not add the pickup and bridge covers as I didn't want to hide the parts and most players take them off anyway
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Re: miniature bass guitar

Postby p schmidt » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:13 pm

Well here it is on the done side..designed using Rhino all parts milled on the mdx15 and mdx 40
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Re: miniature bass guitar

Postby jeff dunnington » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:18 pm

nice job Maybe there might be a market for minitures like that.

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Re: miniature bass guitar

Postby p schmidt » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks Jeff...probably not... you can buy one (not nearly as good but pretty good one) for apx $35.00 already ...I just wanted to do this for my own thing ..I'd like to know what makes money, I'm sure not......my jewelry career - very sad, and depressing these days.......
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